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Nature & Himalayan Tour Nature & Himalayan Tour
11 Days from $880 p/p in USD Departures: Year Round
 

Soak up Nepal's incredible scenic beauties on this trip - a heady combination of forests, lakes, waterfalls, caves, temples and the spectacular Himalaya mountains. Includes an easy trek in the foothills before spending time in the jungles of Chitwan looking for wildlife including rhinos and tigers. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the locals along the way and perhaps try your hand at one of the optional activities such as bungy jumping, paragliding or zip wiring. 

Overview

  • Country:
    Nepal
  • You will visit:
    Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghandruk, Chitwan, Bandipur
  • Tour type:
    small group
  • Safari standard:
    luxury, mid-range
  • Wildlife:
    One-horned rhinos, elephants, tiger, wild boar, deer, crocodiles, birds
  • Viewing by:
    Treks, game drives, canoe
  • Getting around:
    4x4 transfer vehicles
  • Arrive/Depart:
    Start/end in Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Full Day Sightseeing at Pokhara
  • Day 05: Drive to Kimche (3/4 hr) by 4WD and Trek to Ghandruk (2/3 hr)
  • Day 06: Trek Ghandruk to Birethani (4/5 hr) and Drive back to Pokhara (2/3hr)
  • Day 07: Drive to Chitwan
  • Day 08: Full Day activities at Chitwan
  • Day 09: Drive to Bandipur
  • Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final Departure



Day by Day

DAY 01:  ARRIVAL KATHMANDU

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.

Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

DAY 02:  FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY

Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors.

The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa, Swoyambhunath. Finally you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Return to hotel and preparation for the trek.

Breakfast and dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03:  DRIVE TO POKHARA 

Today, in the early morning, after breakfast you will be driven to Pokhara city, 200 km west from Kathmandu. We will be passing through beautiful forests, deep gorges and Nepali villages on our way to the destination. Finally arrive Pokhara and check into hotel. Rest of the day free to stroll around the lake. Return to hotel

Breakfast and dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 04:  FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN POKHARA

Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. After breakfast, you will be guided for half day city sightseeing. Firstly, you will visit Fewa Lake where you can see the reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhre if the weather is clear. The lake also houses Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake. Other interesting destinations would be Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum and Bindabasini Temple. Rest of the day is free for personal activities like bungee/ paragliding/ zip flyer etc. Return to hotel.

Breakfast and dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05:  DRIVE TO KIMCHE (4WD) & TREK TO GHANDRUK

After breakfast, drive 3-4hr by 4WD to Kimche. Then you will stark trekking up to Ghandruk for 2-3 hr. You will trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges i.e. Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna-III, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli with warmth and sincere hospitality of locals at Ghandruk Village.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in Ghandruk.

DAY 06:  TREK GHANDRUK TO BIRETHANI & DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA

The day marks the end of the trek. Today you will trek towards Birethani to catch the vehicle to go back to Pokhara. While moving forward from Ghandruk to Birethani, you can see beautiful forests, hills, Himalayas, rivers etc. Arrive Birethani, take lunch and drive to Pokhara. Arrive Pokhara and check into hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07:  DRIVE TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK 

After breakfast, drive towards Chitwan National Park (165 Kms, 4hrs drive) enjoying the view of the mountains, rivers, passing through the valleys on the way, finally arrive Chitwan National Park and check into Jungle camp or resort followed by lunch. Evening local villages tours & enjoy the sunset over the jungle as its background. Late evening Tharu cultural dance program.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in jungle camp.

DAY 08:  FULL DAY JUNGLE ACTIVITIES AT CHITWAN 

After breakfast, enjoy the elephant back safari inside the jungle to see the famous one-horned rhinos of Asia, wild boars different kinds of deer and, if you are lucky you might have an opportunity to see tiger, as well as many more animals. Return back to hotel, lunch is served. After lunch, enjoy a canoe ride on Buri Rapti River to see the crocodiles and afterwards visit an elephant breeding centre. Evening visit around local village/ spend time on your own.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 09:  DRIVE TO BANDIPUR

Today we drive to Bandipur-3hrs drive, a very beautiful village. We spend rest of our day on visiting places of Bandipur like Siddha cave, Tundikhel, Bindebasini Temple, Khadga Devi Temple, etc. This place is fully historic bounded place.

Breakfast & dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 10:  DRIVE BANDIPUR TO KATHMANDU 

Wake up early morning and climb up to ‘Thani Mai Temple’ for the spectacular sunrise views from Gurungche Hill. A clear morning offers some of the most memorable 360-degree vistas in the country, with the Himalaya stretching out. Then return back to Kathmandu, check in to the hotel, get refreshed and in the evening proceed for farewell cultural dinner to the Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance program.

Breakfast & dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11:  DEPARTURE DAY

After breakfast drive to Tribhuwan International Airport for flight to onward journey with beautiful memories of Nepal.

Breakfast only. Departure.

Rates

RATES - USD PER PERSON

Tour cost as per group size, based on twin share, rates are 'from'.


Tour
Category

 

 

Single Room Supplement 

2-4 Pax

5-8

9-15

16-25

26 +

Deluxe      

1375

1325

1265

1215

1190

480

Superior

1065

1015

955

905

880

210

 

Hotel Category

Kathmandu

Pokhara

Chitwan

Bandipur

Trekking Spot

Deluxe

Soaltee

Fishtail Lodge

Chitwan Paradise Resort

Bandipur Mt. Resort

Tea house/Lodge

Superior

Royal Singi

Utsav Himalaya

Chitwan Adventure

Bandipur Mt. Resort

Tea house/Lodge


Includes

  • Special traditional welcome on arrival at International airport
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu as per tour category
  • 3 nights accommodation at Pokhara as per tour category
  • 1 night accommodation during trek at tea house/lodges as per itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation in Chitwan as per itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation in Bandipur as per itinerary
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Tours and transfer by a/c vehicle
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara/Chitwan/Bandipur/Kathmandu surface transfer by a/c vehicle
  • Pokhara/Kimche and Birethani/ Pokhara transfer by private vehicle
  • English speaking guide during trekking and sightseeing
  • All entrance fee at sightseeing spots
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) fees
  • National park fees
  • Porters Wages on 2:1 basis
  • Mineral water will be provided in the vehicle during entire tour
  • Trekking equipments - stick, down (feather) jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, carry bag, porter and first aid kit set
  • Farewell dinner with special souvenir from Nepal
  • Tour escort throughout the tour for the group over 10 pax
  • Special souvenirs from Nepal


Excludes

  • All the personal expenses such as tips, laundry, personal gears, beverages and bar bill etc.
  • Baggage and personal expenses
  • Any other expenses due to political, act of nature or any other reason which are beyond control of Fishtail Travel or its associate agents
  • Baggage and personal insurance including emergency evacuation
  • Insurance of porters and guide

 


Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by 'Fishtail Tours & Travel'
  • All prices are 'From' and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • 'Fishtail Tours & Travel' reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Departures

Available year round - contact us to discuss your dates. 

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